Tickle (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Tickle lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Tickle turns into Z-Tickle and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Tickle
Japanese くすぐる (Kusuguru)
German Spaßkanone
French Chatouille
Italian Solletico
Spanish Cosquillas

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe laugh to lower ATTACK and DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is made to laugh, reducing its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Sword​/​Shield The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tickle at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 44
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 44
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 36
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 8
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Tickle as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Human-Like
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Field
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Fairy, Field